“Ride of Remembrance” marks 20 years since the Los Angeles riots

In observance of the 20th anniversary of the 1992 civil unrest, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined 50 Angelenos from churches, schools, government and community-based organizations Saturday, March 24 for a “Ride of Remembrance” bus tour. The tour began at Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ Exposition Park office, with greetings from Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel. The group then visited sites of historic significance, such as the corner of Florence and Normandie avenues and Leimert Park, as well as development successes such as the Wilshire/Vermont Metro station apartments and shops and the construction site of a Fresh and Easy supermarket — a project of the West Angeles Community Development Corp. Throughout the tour, participants reflected on the tragic incidents of 1992, but they also a celebrated the economic and social successes apparent in the two decades since. The tour was a joint project of Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, Korean Churches for Community Development, and the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.